Friday, July 22, 2016

A Biological Impossibility

Today I post my latest graphite drawing, completed tonight.
I took a little inspiration from several references like the Gargoyles cartoon, the demoness in Benni's book Elianto, a little of Hellboy and pictures I had collected from my google+ page.
This drawing was quite pleasant and funny. While making it I had the chance to reevaluate that 9B woodless pencil I bought in Dublin: now I think it had been a pretty good purchase.
Made almost all of it using woodless graphite pencils and a little touch of white soft pastels on grey cardboard.
Actually a being this composed can't possibly exist for several reasons:
two horns that big must be quite heavy so she has to have strong neck muscles bull like to support it, the wings, even she can only glide and not fly she needs way bigger muscles, then the breasts and the bellybutton suggest that she is a mammal even thought the wings are shaped like dragon ones which is supposed to lay eggs... and let's not think at how hard it is to comb her hair with the horns in the way.
Well let's just suppose she is a magical being so who cares what or why... it's so much wonderful I can shape creatures out of my mind with just my art.
Rough lines contouring of the wings are intentional: they give the drawing a feeling of incompleteness which sometime is much better than the complete drawing itself.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Study On One Serpieri's Character

Months ago appeared on Repubblica.it a post for some kind of anniversary of Serpieri, a humongously famous comic strip artist. So later I searched for pictures of his and find this one to copy in order to grasp a little of his technique. Not quite there, I dare say, but just few thousands of light years close.
Anyway it is a watercolor painting with a hint of sepia ink pen and HB pencil.
Here a photo of the not yet outlined painting.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Gradara's Castle

Few years ago I went to Gradara with a good friend of mine. It was a wonderful tour of the castle even though there weren't any dragons...it was their day off maybe. Pity because I couldn't cuddle any of them but lucky because the ticket would have been too much expensive for my pockets.

I have been thinking on this drawing for a long time but somehow it felt too difficult to achieve... it's funny how something looks too hard sometimes and one find out it is as easy as first order differential equations in stead.

It is a line and wash painting.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Narcissus

Today I painted a flower which grows in my garden whose picture I shot quite a while ago.
Below a picture I took half way to completion.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Cala Sinzias 2

Here is my second painting inspired by a shot of mine in Cala Sinzias: the beach I like the most.
Here below two other pictures in the making.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ink Exercise

Today I was in the mood to try a sketch with my new 3 sepia ink pens. Lot of fun.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Punta Molentis

Few weeks ago I went to Molentis Point and got some shots. This is one I wanted to paint so much but somehow I felt too hard to depict. As usual I was wrong... watercolors tend to paint by themselves.
What is shown is a small black scarab wandering among the grass and dry seaweed on the sand.The grass shines by reflecting the rays of the sun. What I like the most are the shadows cast on the white sand by few strands of grass in the middle.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mr Bud

Few days ago died Mr Bud Spencer. I drew this portrait as a memorial of a great man. Have a good trip Mr Carlo.
Below few picture I shot in the making.


Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Evil Lamp Post

Finally my last watercolor pencils and ink pen painting is completed. I had a good time and fun in the  meanwhile.